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Alison Armstrong is a non-fiction author and a meditation teacher. She is endlessly curious about people and how we function, and constantly marvels at how remarkable we are.

Alison is currently writing her book Coping: The Mess and Mystery.

Life is not determined by how much pain we can avoid or endure. It is not an elegant dance; rarely does it neatly unfold. Instead, life is messy, and coping with life’s challenges is messier. In understanding the remarkable ways we cope, there unfolds the mystery, possibility, and confidence. We can survive, and life does have meaning and purpose.